Course description:   

What is cultural heritage and why is it important? When, where and how cultural heritage started to be protected? Which are the legal tools at our disposal to protect cultural heritage? Is cultural heritage a human rights issue? This course aims at providing answers to these questions and hand of international treatises, national laws and case study. In order to introduce the students to the complexity of the topic, a historical overview (with focus on Italy) will be provided to understand how the legal concept of cultural heritage developed at a national, European and global level. 

  

Course Learning Objectives

To provide students with the knowledge of the historical development of the legal concept of cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, at a national and international level. 

To provide the students with the tools to:

critically analyse the primary legal sources related to the protection of cultural heritage; 

identify the different fields of law involved in the protection of cultural heritage; 

combine theoretical debates and case study. 


Syllabus The Legal Protection of Cultural Heritage 2018_2019.docSyllabus The Legal Protection of Cultural Heritage 2018_2019.doc